Get Out: 5 End-of-the-World Activities

Don't let the Mayan calendar damper your weekend. Check out these five events around Sewickley to keep your mind off the apocalypse.

It’s Friday, and the Mayan calendar has worked you into a tizzy. Take a break from stocking up on batteries, milk and toilet paper and enjoy your weekend with these picks, courtesy of Sewickley Patch. As always, be sure to tell us about your plans.


"Jack Reacher"

When/Where: All day today at Cinemark, 2100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Robinson.  

Why Go: Scenes from the Tom Cruise movie were filmed around Pittsburgh, including Sewickley. You'll forget about the apocalypse watching chases and explosions while trying to recognize local landmarks on the big screen. The PG-13 movie opens today. 

Admission: $9.50 adult; $6.75 senior; $6.50 children. Click here for the complete list of showtimes.


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 'The Nutcracker'

When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. Sunday at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. Runs through Dec. 30.

Why Go:  The magic of the holidays comes alive with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's classic The Nutcracker. Sewickley-area dancers Dana Jensen, Brianna Brooks, Grace Merriman and Samantha Luttner are among the performers

Admission: Based on best availability. Click here for tickets.


Happy Hour at Sidelines

When/Where: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Sidelines Beer House in Sewickley.

Why Go: It's better not to drink alone. During happy hour, get $1 off of all drafts and half off appetizers. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m., and the bar is open until 2 a.m.


Guitarist Jay Wiley

When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday at the Sewickley Hotel, Beaver St.

Why Go: So the world's supposed to end. Come out, enjoy a nosh and hear guitarist Jay Wiley's acoustic show.


Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure

When/Where: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  

Why Go: Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure, funded by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, follows Charlie as he travels back to the Age of Dinosaurs to discover how evolution works. The exhibit uses a story theater and a discovery area to explain the science behind evolution, and is based on current research about how people learn about science. 

Admission: Free with museum admission.


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